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Four Middle Tennessee Non-Profits Participating in Give OUT Day 2018

April 18, 2018 - Events, Fund Raising, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Tennessee

Give OUT Day is the ONLY national day of giving for the LGBTQ community – a 24-hour online fundraising event that unites the LGBTQ community from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and D.C. to raise critically needed funds. Throughout the day-long event, thousands of people…

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The Nashville LGBT Chamber Announces Finalists for the 2018 Excellence in Business Awards Sponsored by Curb Records

April 16, 2018 - Events, Excellence in Business Awards, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Press Release, Tennessee

For the sixth consecutive year, CURB Records is the presenting sponsor for the Nashville LGBT Chamber 2018 Excellence in Business Awards on Friday, May 4, from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Hilton Nashville Downtown. Over three hundred business and community leaders are expected to attend…

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Dining Out For Life Kicks Off Tuesday, April 17!

April 14, 2018 - Dining Out for Life, Events, Food and Beverage, Fund Raising, Health + Wellness, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville Cares, Tennessee

Nashville, TN – Considered one of Nashville’s most fun and interactive events, the 16th annual Nashville Dining Out For Life event is Tuesday, April 17, 2018. This year, more than 20,000 diners are expected to dine at more than 60 restaurants throughout the greater Nashville area to raise an…

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Diversity Day picnic

Mingle with community, candidates at Diversity Day Celebration in Williamson Co.

April 9, 2018 - LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee

By Brian Goins On April 15, the Williamson County Democratic Party’s Diversity Committee is sponsoring a Diversity Day Celebration at Pinkerton Park in Franklin, offering an opportunity for citizens to gather and celebrate their diversity. Robert McNamara, chairperson for the diversity committee for Williamson County…

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MTSU LGBT College Conference

MTSU LGBT+ College Conference gives students, employers chance to be heard

April 2, 2018 - LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Murfreesboro

By Brian Goins On April 5 through 7, Middle Tennessee State University will provide an opportunity for all to have their voice heard during their annual LGBT+ College Conference. The conference, said Dr. William Langston, a psychology professor at MTSU, was created by MT Lambda…

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Goat Yoga

A little bit of goat yoga will get you through

March 16, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Community

by Selena J. Haynes  |  photo by H. N. James What does Minnie Pearl, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Willie Nelson, Tanya Tucker, and Harvey Milk have in common? They’re all goats! No kidding here! They’re all part of Shenanigoats where they rent…

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Just Us

Turning lives around: Pam Sheffer and team at Just Us is making a difference in teens’ lives

March 12, 2018 - LGBT Community, LGBT Youth

By Brian Goins Pam Sheffer spent 23 years in corporate health insurance sales before she took a leap into the unfamiliar non-profit arena. “It was a really lucrative career,” she said. “But as I got to that 40-something (age) window of time, I started to…

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A call for LGBT stories for upcoming Storyteller event

March 9, 2018 - Events, LGBT Community

Kristen Chapman Gibbons, a well known local curator of storytelling, is calling for participants in an upcoming storyteller project in partnership with TEP and Metro Arts. Gibbons recently posted this plea on social media: “Are you in the LGBTQ community here in Nashville? Might you…

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Shaun Arroyo

‘Know that there is someone out there who will help you through it’

March 9, 2018 - LGBT Community, Trans Focus, Transgender

by Brian Goins  /  photo by H.N. James When Shaun Arroyo thinks about his favorite Pride celebrations, two come to mind: His first, which he celebrated in New York City; and in 2015 in Nashville, when the Supreme Court declared marriage equality the law of…

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Bisexual Resource Center Celebrates 5th Annual Bisexual Health Awareness Month in March

March 4, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Community, News

BISEXUAL RESOURCE CENTER CELEBRATES 5th ANNUAL BISEXUAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH IN MARCH Fifth year of social media campaign to improve health of bi+ community will reflect on past progress and identify actions to shape the future Boston, MA – The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) will…

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